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University Health Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia

University Health Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia, in affiliation with the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, is a graduate nurse anesthesia program seeking to prepare scientifically knowledgeable, self-motivated, professional nurse anesthetists. If you are looking to join a tradition of excellence, and become an exceptional nurse anesthesia provider, our School of Nurse Anesthesia is the place for you.

At University Health Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia, over 40 CRNAs and 15 physician anesthesiologists are committed to the success of our students. Our faculty members are real-world professionals, bringing expertise from their years of nurse anesthesia experience. Over 50% of our CRNA faculty have a doctoral degree—the highest in our field.

As mentors guide you along your journey to become a nurse anesthetist, they will challenge you to perform at your best level every day. Students each year state they enjoy the accessibility and approachability of our faculty.

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Kelli Pryor, DNP, CRNA
Director of Education

Mitchell Simmons, DNAP, CRNA
Assistant Director of Education

Charlotte Riggs
Senior Administrative Assistant

CRNA alumni

The continued engagement and support of our alumni community is one of the primary reasons our program is so highly regarded. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the loyalty and commitment of the leadership, faculty, staff and alumni.

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